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Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

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Melange No. 3Melange No. 3

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,294 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 765
Gots: 617 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of Black Tuesday, anniversary ale, and White Oak Sap.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 02-14-2009)
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dar482

New York

5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The color is a very dark mahoghany, almost like black.

The aroma has tons of deep sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla, almond, dark fruit, plum, and some woody oak.

The flavor follows with a punch of sweet juicy plum, raisin, prune, almost like a candy. Then there’s vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon. It’s almost like biting into a caramel plum candy that just explodes with deep rich sweet flavors.

The mouthfeel is extremely rich and creamy. It’s almost like oil with how huge and thick the body is. There’s a slight booze on the back end, which makes sense for this beer.

For me, it’s mostly the Papier that comes through, as it’s much like an old ale with its molasses, bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel. I don’t really get the stout characters of Black Tuesday, although I’ve never had either.

This is clearly one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Up there with the huge amazing bourbon barrel aged stouts. I love this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2013 04:18:44 | More by dar482
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THATGUY_BIGMIKE

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-01-2013 18:51:19 | More by THATGUY_BIGMIKE
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours quite still with limited carbonation as you would expect. The color is deep and dark, basically just this side of black. The smell changes with each nose as you get some bourbon, some roast, and some fruit. This beer is basically somewhere in the old ale/barleywine spectrum with hints of the RIS. It would pair incredibly with a cigar and blow right through the smoke. So much flavor. Different with every sip from roast to fruit to toffee all with full richness and dense mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink and worth the price tag for a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 03:56:48 | More by PHBoiler
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 23:33:05 | More by Atomicskis5
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Rish907

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-30-2013 17:58:44 | More by Rish907
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 15:38:59 | More by Michigan
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-30-2013 10:57:55 | More by ejimhof
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 03:52:23 | More by rpstevens
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Lucnifter

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-28-2013 05:21:57 | More by Lucnifter
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-27-2013 15:43:49 | More by chrisp450
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tswater

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-27-2013 01:25:27 | More by tswater
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-25-2013 21:52:52 | More by gueuzegossage
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MikeRMII

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-25-2013 10:05:47 | More by MikeRMII
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OMsweetOM

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-25-2013 04:31:42 | More by OMsweetOM
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

06-25-2013 03:12:02 | More by illidurit
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 21:24:26 | More by Kmccabe33
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 06:17:13 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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IHyphySF

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

06-24-2013 05:53:03 | More by IHyphySF
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Trapman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2013 19:02:55 | More by Trapman
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 14:56:02 | More by griffeyb
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 14:37:27 | More by CypherEnigma
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 00:28:22 | More by cosmonick
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london1o1

New York

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-20-2013 03:36:06 | More by london1o1
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-19-2013 01:05:54 | More by fehrminator
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-17-2013 21:34:20 | More by thegoon55
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.